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      French Champions Paris Saint-Germain have appointed former Sevilla boss Unai Emery as their new coach on a two-year contract.

      Emery replaces Laurent Blanc, who departed the French champions on Monday after three years in the job.

      Emery led Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League titles, before leaving the club earlier this month.

      The former Real Sociedad midfielder coached Valencia from 2008-12, before moving to Andalusia with Sevilla.

      “It is with great pride that I agreed to become the Paris Saint-Germain coach,” said Emery.

      “The club has become one of the biggest in Europe over the past few seasons and I am both happy and honoured to be able to help realise its great ambitions.

      “I am eager to meet up with my new players as well as the people who work tirelessly every day to help the club grow.

      “I know that an immense fervour exists around the Paris Saint-Germain and I will be giving my best to ensure its millions of fans have a great deal to cheer about.”

      PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: “I am very happy to welcome Unai Emery as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

      “Unai will bring to the club all his experience, his passion and his strong management skills and human qualities.

      “He has a proven talent to get the most out of a team. I am convinced that our fans will love the spectacular style of football our team will play with Unai.”

      Blanc left having won 11 trophies in three years in the top job. But he failed to bring the Parisians success in Europe, never going beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

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